I wanted to reach out for some feedback. Seeking folks who would want to
facilitate or participate in a men's group.
I've previously participated in small groups like this and found them
beneficial for various reasons. I would like to see if folks have had
similar or different experiences.
The way I'm thinking about this would culminate in something like a regular
meeting for men in the sudo room community to discuss relevant issues
including those of identity, oppression, privilege, patriarchy, gender,
sexuality, stereotypes, safe space, and mutual support.
This may not be the best or even a viable path to approach these topics,
but I wanted to throw it out there to see if there is any interest.
On 2013-10-13 22:49, sudo-discuss-request(a)lists.sudoroom.org wrote:
> Lastly, shot-spotters shouldn't be controversial, even among those of us
> who support the personal rights interpretation of the 2nd Amendment. A
> gunshot on a city street means one of two things: a criminal has just
> shot a victim, or a criminal's would-be victim has just shot their
> attacker in self-defense. Either of those things merits getting the
> police and paramedics on the scene, pronto.
Shotspotters are microphones. They can capture other sounds and it is
not clear how many other sounds and how long those sounds are retained.
Their use would be less controversial if they were an oracle that just
spit out 4 .40 caliber rounds were fired at the intersection of Grand
and Broadway at 23:12:32 (15 seconds ago) instead of capturing any audio
Dear Kopimists and the People who Love Them.
For the featured Filo delicacy for Friday Filosophy, we will have potato burekas.
I propose we talk about the difference between source code, object code, and executable code in regards to 1st Amendment protection. In other words, when is code speech and when is it a speech-act subject to less legal protection?
Below is an excerpt from an essay by Lee Tien, a brilliant EFF attorney for more than a decade, on Software as Speech (2000). These two paragraphs are in the section: Viruses and other "dangerous" software.
Of course, as always, we can talk about whatever else. Such as conscience and the unconscionable, perhaps.
Lee Tien, Publishing Software as a Speech Act, Vol. 15 Berkeley Tech. Law Journal (2000)
> Let’s return to the virus hypothetical.192 The main concern lies in the fact that the software may be “diverted” toward unlawful purposes, regardless of the speaker’s intent. This concern is, however, not unique to software. It also applies to other types of information usable for mischief or harassment, whether highly technical like information about nuclear weapons, or utterly mundane like a person’s name, address or telephone number.
> Even if the virus author merely posts the source code and fails to release it in active form, the issue remains whether the posting was done with an intent to communicate. If the author claims that she intended it to communicate, we would need to examine the context to decide the plausibility of that claim. There will often be a plausible claim. There is no question that people study viruses and other dangerous software in order to prevent or relieve harm.193 One way to control a virus is to publish its source code so that systems operators can disable or protect against it. Communicating a virus’ source code as part of such an effort qualifies as a speech act because the publisher intends to communicate how the virus works in a conventional way. In fact, one could imagine entire journals or Internet sites devoted to viruses and other dangerous software.194 When such publications aim to alert the world to these dangers, their intent is clearly communicative.
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new blog post > Troy our librarian visited RPS Collective.
we chatted about potentially selling our electronics kits + other stuff at
RPS Collective retail space.
- There's a potential for us to sell stuff at their next art show, which
will be a full retail show in the whole space. Lots of potential for
exposure since they are the first storefront at First Friday
Plus they have collaborated with us before!
[image: SudoRoom Librarian Troy visits
SudoRoom Librarian Troy visits SudoRoom
Troy, the SudoRoom librarian, visits our neighbors The Rock Paper Scissors
Collective <http://www.rpscollective.com/>down the street. The RPS
Collective was one of the worker’s collectives that helped start the
Oakland Art Murmur. Here he checks out the zine library and is already
coming up with ideas for different community projects.
A recent SudoRoom collaboration involved SudoRoom donating Linux computers
to RPS Collective in exchange for a beautiful sign painting. It’s pretty
cool seeing the different volunteer-run collectives creating and helping
each other out!
[image: RPS Collective interns draw temporary tattoos on people for the
Oakland Art Murmur]<https://sudoroom.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Photo-Nov-01-8-06-59-PM1.jpg>
RPS Collective interns draw temporary tattoos on people for the Oakland Art
[image: Terrarium Project at RPS Collective - so many happy
Terrarium Project at RPS Collective – so many happy people
On Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 9:39 AM, eddan.com <eddan(a)sudoroom.tv> wrote:
> While I agree with concerns about top-down ownership, I think it is important to recognize their success in regards to diversity. Both in terms of who works there during the day and the kind of events they hold, I have been impressed by how connected the place is to the community - at any point in time you'll see a majority of people of color and more often more women than men
That was not my experience, but I've only been to one of their handful
of events (Oakland Data Day). I heard mixed reviews of their other
events and can't comment on them. I could never afford the price of
being there during the day, so I wouldn't know.
I am refreshingly surprised that you care about this, Eddan. I think
all Sudoers need to look critically at our work from an intersectional
feminist, anti-racist and anti-colonial frame. That especially
includes being accountable to our privileges and learning to replace
oppressive silencing behavior with ally behavior. How's that Sudo
men's group going, btw?
> both areas in which Sudo Room has struggled with since its inception.
To be clear, it is women, people of color, queers and other oppressed
groups who have struggled to be supported and represented at Sudoroom.
I feel like saying the organization has struggled is a rhetorical
erasure that adds to this problem. There are actually a lot of us, but
we face a structural bias.
> Additionally, I think there may be some misunderstanding about what having an open knowledge, commons-oriented set of agreements. The logic of open knowledge systems is to celebrate the spread of these norms as they become more widely adopted - concern about 'copying and pasting' seem to perpetuate an exclusive rights kind of thinking.
Pretty sure Hol was being tongue-in-cheek. As I said in reply at the
meeting, "it's more of a ctrl-x"
My broken ankle is healing. When the time comes I will soon shed my walking
boot, and in return for all that SudoRoom has given to me I would like to
organize the first:
*Russian bathhouse SudoRoom Bonding Experience*
Praveen has discovered a suitable Russian bathhouse in San Francisco.
Is anyone interested? I think a safe environment in which we can all be
*naked* and talk about important things like powerpoint slides, arduinos,
cooperatives, DAC, and feminist porn amid half-naked 50 year old russian
men pouring steaming water on themselves grunting is
Just wondering who bottomlines Today We Learned -
- On 4/19, Nadia from the EFF wants to have a mass (legal) defense training
for the NLG, at 3pm in the Common Space..:
"Training for attorneys and legal workers to learn about how to provide
legal support for protestors. Focus on taking criminal defense cases and
working with legal support. CLE will be available. Free, although donations
to NLG gladly accepted!!"
I see this overlaps with the 'Today We Learned' which nominally runs from
2-3:45 that day in the common space.
In case Nadia can't move the talks back to 4pm - would it be at all
possible for NLG/EFF to take over the common space at 3pm that day, and
'Today We Learned' to perhaps move into Sudo Room, or the BAPS room?
Or, would that be totally lame?
ps. I un-backwards'd the duration of Today We Learned on the calendar from
3:45-2pm, to 2pm-3:45pm.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Laurie Cooperman Rosen <Lscoop(a)comcast.net>
Date: Mon, Mar 31, 2014 at 2:49 PM
Subject: Star Elevator Bills
To: melissadmack(a)gmail.com, mattsenate(a)gmail.com, eddan(a)eddan.com
Hi Melissa, Matt & Eddan-
Attached are the bills I promised you to Star Elevator for your records that
we had to pay due to the large amount of usage of the elevator not related
to our monthly invoice from them.